Written on: March 16, 2021
Keeping your children safe is Job One as a parent, and it’s a job you take seriously, especially after this past year.
You know about car seats, childproof caps on medicines and supplements, locks on lower cabinets, and bike helmets. If you use propane in your Oklahoma home, you need to make sure that you and your children know about propane safety.
Teaching your kids about propane safety does not need to be a boring lecture. It can, and should, be fun! You can do that with help from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
PERC has put together ideas and materials so you can teach your children about propane in a way they’ll enjoy and remember. Here are some ways you can do that.
Giving a child responsibility, and praising them for seeing it through, is a terrific boost to their confidence and will help these lessons stick. Make your child (or children) the home inspection Safety Ranger for your home. Use this home safety inspection checklist to teach your children which appliances in your home use propane, what propane smells like (rotten eggs), where the gas and carbon monoxide detectors are located, and more.
Designate a location a safe distance from your home where everyone in your family will meet in an emergency. Your children can make a sign for your meeting place. They can make their own, or use this template from PropaneKids, fill it out and color it in.
Learning by doing is more fun for kids than a long talk. Role-play a gas leak so your kids can practice your propane emergency safety plan, including getting to the meeting place.
PERC’s PropaneKids website offers loads of fun, educational activities for your kids to learn about propane safety and all things propane. There are interactive games, coloring pages, science experiments, videos and more!
Have questions about propane safety? Get in touch with us. We’ll be glad to help you!